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Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Prognosis of MS

Premiere Date: Monday, October 21, 2019

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM (MOC)
  4. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Aaron Miller, MD, FAAN, FANAAaron Miller, MD, FAAN, FANA 
Medical Director
Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Professor and Vice-Chair for Education
Department of Neurology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Statement of Need

It is an exciting period for the clinical management of multiple sclerosis (MS), with an expanding treatment landscape and recent approval of new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for both relapsing and progressive MS. A 2019 well-renowned annual MS meeting featured the latest information on cutting-edge research findings, clinical advances in the diagnosis and management of MS, and emerging care issues, as well as new MS practice trends, innovative care practices, and health policy issues affecting access to care.

However, while annual meetings are avenues for the release of emerging data, community clinicians are often unable to attend due to busy schedules and patient loads. As it is critical that neurologists involved in the care of patients with MS learn how to evaluate and apply the latest advances, CME Outfitters presents a 3-part series of podcasts that will examine and translate the emerging data to practice. Part 1 will identify and present the most important information on diagnostic modalities and biomarkers as tools to guide clinical decision-making.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate latest advances in diagnostic modalities and biomarkers of disease activity to guide clinical decision-making.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • Identify latest advances in diagnostic modalities and biomarkers of disease activity that can guide clinical decision-making.

Financial Support

Supported by educational grants from Biogen and Genentech.

Target Audience

Neurologists, MS specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-19-043-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

ABIM/MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

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Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Miller reports that he receives research support from F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd; Genentech, Inc.; Mallinckrodt; MedDay Pharmaceuticals; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and Sanofi Genzyme. He is a consultant for Accordant Health Services (Caremark); Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Biogen Idec Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Corrona; EMD Serono, Inc.; F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.; Genentech, Inc; Mallinckrodt; Mapi-Pharma; and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. He is on the Speakers Bureau for Biogen Idec, Inc. (unbranded disease awareness programs only); and EMD Serono, Inc. (unbranded journal club).

Jeffrey Helfand, DO (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Evan Luberger (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Kavitha Ramachandran, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).


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